Construction Tolerances

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Layout for Tile Floors

Proper layout doesn’t just mean a good-looking floor; it can save you material and... More

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Retrofitting a First Floor

When this home's foundation and entire first floor needed replacement, helical... More

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Replacing a Foundation and Retrofitting a First Floor

Helical piers provided a practical alternative to cribbing the house. More

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Q&A: Optimal Insulation Thickness

Q: In a heating climate (central New York), I would like to know how to determine whether adding more insulation results in diminishing returns in terms of energy savings. Is there any reason to include more than R-50 insulation in an attic, assuming the More

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